Retail stocks jumped today as the investor reading of the fiscal cliff tea leaves appeared to improve.
The S&P Retailing Industry Group rose 2.5 percent, or 15.80 points, to 655.93 as the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 1.7 percent, or 207.65 points, to 12,795.96. Among the day’s strongest stocks were The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., ahead 8 percent to $11.35; Abercrombie & Fitch Co., 7.2 percent to $43.80; The Men's Wearhouse Inc., 5.4 percent to $33; Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc., 5.2 percent to $47.10, and Fifth & Pacific Cos. Inc., 4.8 percent to $11.67.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)